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Specialty Films

Specialty Films

Growth in the US specialty films market will total 4.8% annually through 2019 in value terms. Advances will be driven by new product development in areas such as modified atmosphere packaging films, photovoltaic films, and films for lithium-ion batteries. Additionally, technological innovations will allow specialty films to displace competitive materials.
This report segments the specialty films industry by Function, Market, and Resin. Data is provided in million US dollars.

Specialty film functions include:
Barrier Films
Microporous Films
Safety & Security Films
Conductive & Insulative Films
Light Control Films
Biodegradable Films
Water Soluble Films

Barrier films will remain the largest of these through 2019. Fastest growth will be for biodegradable films, driven by increasing restrictions on the use of traditional plastic bags, as well as rising consumer awareness of sustainability issues.

Major specialty film markets include:
Packaging
Personal Care Products
Electronics
Transportation Equipment
Construction

Packaging was the leading outlet in 2015. The most rapid gains through 2019 are forecast for the construction market, fueled by strong growth in building construction activity, as well as the growing use of window films to improve energy efficiency.

Among the key resins used in specialty films are:
Polyolefins (Polyethylene & Polypropylene)
Polyester
Nylon
Polyvinyl Butyral (PVB)
Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol (EVOH)
Polyvinylidene Chloride (PVDC)
Fluoropolymers

Going forward, fluoropolymer films will see the strongest advances, benefiting from opportunities in the solar energy and barrier packaging markets.

The US specialty films industry ranges from small, privately held firms to divisions of large, multinational conglomerates. The industry has seen a number of notable acquisitions and divestitures in recent years. Leading suppliers include Bemis, DuPont, Eastman Chemical, Kuraray, and Sealed Air.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Overview
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Spending Trends
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing Trends
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Plastic Film Industry Overview
      • Table PLASTIC FILM DEMAND
    • Technology
    • Raw Materials
      • Table SPECIALTY FILMS RAW MATERIAL DEMAND
    • Pricing Trends
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table SPECIALTY FILMS MARKET, 2004-2014
      • Table CHART II-1 SPECIALTY FILMS MARKET, 2004-2014
    • Regulatory & Environmental Considerations
    • Foreign Trade
    • International Activity
  • FUNCTIONS
    • General
      • Table SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY FUNCTION
      • Table CHART III-1 SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY FUNCTION, 2014
    • Barrier Films
      • Table BARRIER FILMS DEMAND
      • Oxygen & Other Gas Barrier Films
        • Table OXYGEN & GAS BARRIER FILMS DEMAND
      • Moisture Barrier Films
        • Table MOISTURE BARRIER FILMS DEMAND
      • Corrosion Barrier Films
        • Table CORROSION BARRIER FILMS DEMAND
      • Other Barrier Films
        • Table OTHER BARRIER FILMS DEMAND
    • Microporous Films
      • Table MICROPOROUS FILMS DEMAND
    • Safety & Security Films
      • Table SAFETY & SECURITY FILMS DEMAND
      • Interlayer Products
        • Table INTERLAYER FILMS DEMAND
      • Surface Products
        • Table SURFACE SAFETY & SECURITY FILMS DEMAND
    • Conductive & Insulative Films
      • Table CONDUCTIVE & INSULATIVE FILMS DEMAND
    • Light Control Films
      • Table LIGHT CONTROL FILMS DEMAND
    • Biodegradable Films
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE FILMS DEMAND
    • Water Soluble Films
      • Table WATER SOLUBLE FILMS DEMAND
    • Other Functions
      • Table OTHER SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY FUNCTION
  • RESINS
    • General
      • Table SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY RESIN
      • Table CHART IV-1 SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY RESIN, 2014
    • Polyolefin Films
      • Table SPECIALTY POLYOLEFIN FILMS DEMAND
    • Polyester Films
      • Table SPECIALTY POLYESTER FILMS DEMAND
      • Polyethylene Terephthalate Films
      • Other Polyester Films
    • Nylon Films
      • Table SPECIALTY NYLON FILMS DEMAND
    • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol Films
      • Table SPECIALTY ETHYLENE VINYL ALCOHOL FILMS DEMAND
    • Polyvinyl Butyral Films
      • Table SPECIALTY POLYVINYL BUTYRAL FILMS DEMAND
    • Fluoropolymer Films
      • Table SPECIALTY FLUOROPOLYMER FILMS DEMAND
    • Polyvinylidene Chloride Films
      • Table SPECIALTY POLYVINYLIDENE CHLORIDE FILMS DEMAND
    • Other Resins
      • Table OTHER SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY RESIN
      • Polyimide Films
      • Bio-Based Polymer Films
      • Polyvinyl Chloride Films
      • All Other Specialty Films
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 SPECIALTY FILMS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Packaging
      • Packaging Market Overview
        • Table PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Specialty Films Demand
        • Table PACKAGING MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table MEAT, POULTRY, & SEAFOOD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table SNACK PACKAGING MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table PRODUCE PACKAGING MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table OTHER FOOD MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL PACKAGING MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table OTHER NONFOOD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
    • Personal Care Products
      • Disposable Hygiene Products Outlook
        • Table DISPOSABLE HYGIENE PRODUCT SALES
      • Specialty Films Demand
        • Table PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
    • Electronics
      • Electronic Components Industry Overview
        • Table ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS SHIPMENTS
      • Specialty Films Demand
        • Table ELECTRONICS MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table DISPLAY MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table BATTERY & FUEL CELL MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table OTHER ELECTRONICS MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
    • Transportation Equipment
      • Transportation Equipment Industry Overview
        • Table TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS
      • Specialty Films Demand
        • Table TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
    • Construction
      • Construction Industry Overview
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Specialty Films Demand
        • Table CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table WINDOW MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table VAPOR BARRIER MARKET FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
        • Table OTHER CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR SPECIALTY FILMS
      • Health & Medical Products
      • Bags
      • All Other Markets
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US SPECIALTY FILM SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VI-1 US SPECIALTY FILMS MARKET SHARE, 2014
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Company Profiles
      • Achilles Corporation
      • AEP Industries Incorporated
      • Akzo Nobel NV
      • Amcor Limited
      • AMI Specialty Films Incorporated
      • Avery Dennison Corporation
      • Bemis Company Incorporated
      • Berry Plastics Group Incorporated
      • Cargill Incorporated
      • Chemours Company
      • Clysar LLC
      • Cortec Corporation
      • Coveris Holdings SA
      • Decorative Films LLC
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Eastman Chemical Company
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Griffon Corporation
      • Honeywell International Incorporated
      • Hood Companies
      • Innovia Films Limited
      • Inteplast Group Limited
      • Jindal Poly Films Limited
      • Kaneka Corporation
      • Klöckner Pentaplast Group
      • Kuraray Company Limited
      • LINTEC Corporation
      • MACtac
      • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
      • Pregis Corporation
      • Printpack Incorporated
      • Raven Industries Incorporated
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • RKW SE
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Sigma Plastics Group
      • Taghleef Industries LLC
      • 3M Company
      • Toray Industries Incorporated
      • Tredegar Corporation
      • Wihuri Oy

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